Manipal Academy of Higher Education Partners with the Canada’s University of British Columbia to Address Issues of Global Relevance

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and University of British Columbia (UBC) signed a partnership agreement today to broaden and deepen academic and research collaborations between India and Canada. With a focus on broad areas of public and global health, researchers from the two leading institutions will work together under the new agreement to address issues of global relevance outlined in the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Both UBC and MAHE are committed to harnessing their ample resources for the greater good.


Designated as an “Institution of Eminence” by the Government of India, Manipal-based MAHE prioritizes research topics based on societal impacts and strives to be a leader in addressing literacy, poverty and health. The university excels in drug discovery and delivery, healthy solutions to conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, personalized medicine, infectious diseases, climate change, energy, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.


With campuses in Vancouver and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, UBC just launched its new global engagement strategy, In Service. The strategy targets developing students as global citizens and enhancing scholarly activities and capacity development to help build a more just, sustainable world.  One example is UBC’s approach to global health, responsive to today’s complex and inter-related issues spanning countries and continents. Over the years, UBC has developed deep expertise and involvement in global health across the university, with faculty members engaged in primary or related research, education, and service activities. UBC is renowned for excellence in the health and medical sciences aspects of global health, in health policy, social and economic dimensions, Indigenous health, and environmental issues, and climate change research related to the health of people and the planet.

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